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1.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor.  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate friends usually find us even more unapproachable than do the psychiatrist and the doctor.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor.  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Let us tell you the rest of the conversation our friend had with his doctor.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doctor.  BB To Employers, p.143  
The matter of physical treatment should, of course, be referred to your own doctor.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... doctor.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This individual may be entirely outside of A.A. -- for example, your clergyman or your doctor.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doctor's advice.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often helpful, of course depending upon a doctor's advice.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... doctor agreed to a test among his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
And with such good effect that the doctor agreed to a test among his patients and certain other alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doctor and administer sedatives under his direction.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
If a sufficiently strong reason -- ill health, falling in love, change of environment, or the warning of a doctor -- becomes operative, this man can also stop or moderate, although he may find it difficult and troublesome and may even need medical attention.


9.
View PREFACE   ... "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... doctor came with a heavy sedative.  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
A doctor came with a heavy sedative.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... doctor concerned would at times wish he ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Every doctor concerned would at times wish he could devote himself to his chosen field rather than work only with the group.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doctor has been called in, and the ...  BB To Wives, p.110  
Maybe the doctor has been called in, and the weary round of sanitariums and hospitals has begun.


14.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... doctor -- he certainly didn't look good.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I had to agree with the doctor -- he certainly didn't look good.


15.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... doctor, his minister, and close friends.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, pp.185-186  
He also wanted to tell others who had tried to help him -- his doctor, his minister, and close friends.


16.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... "Doctor, I cannot go on like this! ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Men have cried out to me in sincere and despairing appeal: "Doctor, I cannot go on like this! I have everything to live for! I must stop, but I cannot! You must help me!"


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doctor, if he will, tell him he ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Let the doctor, if he will, tell him he has something in the way of a solution.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... doctor in attendance there, for he, although ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
We are greatly indebted to the doctor in attendance there, for he, although it might prejudice his own work, has told us of his belief in ours.


19.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doctor in Chicago told me of cases ...  BB To Employers, p.140  
I well remember the shock I received when a prominent doctor in Chicago told me of cases where pressure of the spinal fluid actually ruptured the brain.


20.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... doctor intimated strongly that he might be ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
The doctor intimated strongly that he might be worse than he realized.


21.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doctor is honest with himself, he must ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Faced with this problem, if a doctor is honest with himself, he must sometimes feel his own inadequacy.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor, "Is there no exception?"  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
He said to the doctor, "Is there no exception?"


23.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doctor is willing to tell him that ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
If his own doctor is willing to tell him that he is alcoholic, so much the better.


24.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doctor might suggest a visit from you.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
When your man is better, the doctor might suggest a visit from you.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... doctor now sees many men who have ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
The good doctor now sees many men who have such experiences.


27.
View PREFACE   ... Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... doctor or an institution is a better ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Approach through a doctor or an institution is a better bet.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... doctor, or probably both, so that I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I think I must have been thoroughly scared by what had happened, or by the doctor, or probably both, so that I did not touch a drink again until the country went dry.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doctor or psychiatrist.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doctor or psychiatrist can tell you whether ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
A good doctor or psychiatrist can tell you whether these complications are serious.


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doctor or psychologist if the condition persists.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
There should be no hesitancy in consulting a doctor or psychologist if the condition persists.


33.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... doctor or psychologist will be the person.  BB Into Action, p.74  
Perhaps our doctor or psychologist will be the person.


34.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... doctor out from my home town who ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Finally my father had to send a doctor out from my home town who managed to get me back there in some way, and I was in bed about two months before I could venture out of the house.


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... doctor proved to be able and exceedingly ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
The doctor proved to be able and exceedingly anxious to adopt any workable method of handling the situation.


36.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... doctor said to us, "Years of living ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor said: "You have the mind of ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
The doctor said: "You have the mind of a chronic alcoholic. I have never seen one single case recover, where that state of mind existed to the extent that it does in you."


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doctor should always be consulted.  BB To Wives, p.114  
When they become too dangerous, we think the kind thing is to lock them up, but of course a good doctor should always be consulted.


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... doctor, Silkworth, began to tell me of ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Three years ago, when my head doctor, Silkworth, began to tell me of the idea of helping drunks by spirituality, I thought it was crackpot stuff, but I've changed my mind.


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... doctor suggests our approach to one of ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Every few days this doctor suggests our approach to one of his patients.


41.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor's telling him that while his religious ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
This hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor's telling him that while his religious convictions were very good, in his case they did not spell the necessary vital spiritual experience.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doctor that he means business, give him ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


43.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... doctor, the broker had learned the grave ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
From this doctor, the broker had learned the grave nature of alcoholism.


44.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doctor's theory that we have an allergy ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The doctor's theory that we have an allergy to alcohol interests us.


45.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor, "there is.  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
"Yes," replied the doctor, "there is.


46.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


47.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... doctor, to ask if I were still ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
For a moment I was alarmed, and called my friend, the doctor, to ask if I were still sane.


48.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor to tell him the whole truth, ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He begged the doctor to tell him the whole truth, and he got it.


49.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor told him that if he ever ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
"The doctor told him that if he ever drank again it would kill him, but there he is all lit up again."


50.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... doctor who explained that though certainly selfish ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Best of all, I met a kind doctor who explained that though certainly selfish and foolish, I had been seriously ill, bodily and mentally.


51.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor who gives him morphine or some ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Perhaps he goes to a doctor who gives him morphine or some sedative with which to taper off.


52.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doctor who is to attend your patient ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
We suggest you draw the book to the attention of the doctor who is to attend your patient during treatment.


53.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... doctor, whom he admired, and asked him ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
So he returned to this doctor, whom he admired, and asked him point-blank why he could not recover.


54.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... doctor will tell the patient the truth ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
We hope the doctor will tell the patient the truth about his condition, whatever that happens to be.


55.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... doctor would set his other ambitions aside, ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
In the radiance of such a miraculous discovery, any doctor would set his other ambitions aside, at whatever personal cost.


56.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... doctor writes:  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The doctor writes:


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